English Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Czech Danish Dutch Estonian Filipino Finnish French Galician Georgian German Greek Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Malay Maltese Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Russian Slovak Slovenian Spanish Swedish Thai Turkish Ukrainian Vietnamese

Carriers cleared in cargo cartel court case

PRESS RELEASE

October 31, 2014: The Australian Federal Court today delivered its decision in relation to the long running airfreight case brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in 2010, alleging agreements with airline competitors in Hong Kong and Singapore between 2000 and 2006.

The Court has found in favour of Air New Zealand and Garuda, the only airlines to defend the allegations through to the trial in May 2013. The airlines argued that to the extent there were any agreements, they were appropriately authorised by the relevant regulators outside the Australian market.

Air New Zealand's General Counsel, John Blair says, "This decision is important in aviation because international operators need clarity of the legal boundaries of the 'markets' in which they operate. The distinction between where competitive markets exist and where jurisdiction lies determines which regulators' requirements must be met. Respect for national sovereignty and legal jurisdiction has been a foundation of the aviation industry since 1919."

Today's Court decision follows the release of Air New Zealand in June from the civil class action without liability or payment and brings an end to this protracted investigation and legal claims in Australia.

The air cargo industry has been the subject of a globally co-ordinated investigation by competition regulators and civil actions by class action lawyers for over eight years. Air New Zealand was cleared of involvement by the European Commission in 2010 and by the USA Department of Justice in 2011. The company continues to defend a related class action claim in the United States which is the only remaining litigation arising from this matter.

More News

Written on 13/12/2017, 22:04
delta-adds-dusseldorf-to-ceiv-networkATLANTA: December 13, 2017. Delta Cargo says it now has seven CEIV-approved facilities in Europe with the recent addition of Dusseldorf to its...
Written on 07/12/2017, 22:33
russian-railways-to-invest-rub7-7-trillionMOSCOW: December 04, 2017. Speaking at the III Railway Congress at the beginning of this month, OJSC Russian Railways president Oleg Belozerov said the...
Written on 07/12/2017, 16:12
first-b777-freighter-for-turkish-cargoISTANBUL: December 07, 2017: Turkish Airlines has taken delivery of the first of two B777 freighters due to arrive in 2017 at a ceremony in Istanbul this...
Written on 06/12/2017, 20:49
cma-cgm-supports-green-santa-clausMARSEILLE: December 06, 2017. CMA CGM and French clothing manufacturer Kaporal Group have launched a limited edition collection called 'Shipping the...
Written on 06/12/2017, 16:57
jal-invests-in-supersonic-boomTOKYO/DENVER: November 05, 2017. Japan Airlines (JAL) has invested US$10 million and placed options for up to 20 Boom Supersonic aircraft as part of a...
Written on 05/12/2017, 21:47
freightweek-news-update-week-49COPENHAGEN: Maersk Line makes westbound network changes as Asian port congestion causes sailing delays. Read more: Advisory.pdf PARIS: December 08, 2017....
Written on 05/12/2017, 17:13
virgin-hyperloop-one-to-link-bengaluru-and-chennai-in-25-minutesBENGALURU, India: December 05, 2017. Virgin Hyperloop One has signed an MoU with the Indian state of Karnataka to determine the economic impact of its...
Written on 01/12/2017, 18:49
dhl-s-first-converted-a330-300-just-needs-paintDRESDEN: December 01, 2017. DHL Express has taken delivery of the first A330-300 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) conversion from Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW),...
Written on 29/11/2017, 21:29
cargolux-nca-code-share-to-include-frankfurt-hahnLUXEMBOURG: November 29, 2017. Cargolux has signed a new code-share and capacity swap agreement with Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) between Europe and Japan...
Written on 29/11/2017, 00:08
smart-retailer-ocado-signs-ecommerce-deal-with-groupe-casinoLONDON/PARIS: November 28, 2017. UK online grocery retailer Ocado Group is to provide its proprietary eCommerce technology to French bricks and mortar...
Written on 28/11/2017, 19:06
swiss-world-cargo-expands-pharma-corridorsZURICH: November 28, 2017. Swissmedic, responsible for the authorization and supervision of therapeutic products in Switzerland, has renewed the...
Written on 27/11/2017, 20:02
freightweek-news-update-week-48BRUSSELS: November 30, 2017. The European Commission has updated its list of 178 airlines banned from the EU for safety reasons. Read...
Written on 26/11/2017, 22:46
air-canada-cancels-freighter-networkTORONTO: November 24, 2017. Air Canada Cargo is terminating its B767 freighter services to and from Mexico, Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta, Bogota, Lima and...
Written on 26/11/2017, 20:34
qatar-helps-deliver-sight-to-childrenDOHA: November 25, 2017. Qatar Airways has renewed its sponsorship of Orbis UK, the global charity that fights avoidable blindness through access to...
Written on 24/11/2017, 22:20
hna-buys-australian-reefer-logistics-businessPERTH, Australia: November 23, 2017. HNA International is to buy the refrigerated logistics business of Australia's largest auto retailer Automotive...
Written on 24/11/2017, 20:53
alibaba-adds-online-technology-to-offline-retailingHONG KONG: November 21, 2017. The Alibaba Group is acquiring a 36.16 percent stake in the Sun Art Retail Group for US$2.88 billion Sun Art is a...
Written on 21/11/2017, 15:20
freightweek-news-update-week-47ABU DHABI: November 26, 2017. Etihad Airways has appointed Justin Carr as the airline's new vice president Cargo. Carr is a former DHL senior executive....
Written on 18/11/2017, 22:25
crowley-supports-puerto-rico-power-restorationSAN JUAN, PR: November 17, 2017. Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority director Ricardo Ramos resigned today as the government acknowledged that only...
Written on 18/11/2017, 16:13
emirates-skycargo-signs-ecommerce-mouDUBAI: 18 November, 2017. Emirates SkyCargo has signed an MoU with Dubai CommerCity (DCC) – a free zone dedicated to eCommerce in the MENA...
Written on 17/11/2017, 23:08
qantas-plans-mustard-power-for-trans-pacificSYDNEY: November 18, 2017. Qantas is to operate the world's first bio-fuel B787-9 flight between Melbourne and Los Angeles next year based on Brassica...

- powered by Quickchilli.com -